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work with u.s. apple i have traveled to washington, d.c. on several occasions, including two bipartisan meetings with members of t of each day.h took up the there is a bipartisan agreement that the system is broken and the agreement as it stands is nearly impossible. the shared challenge faced by all farmers seems to be finding legal experience laborers who can provide the employers with coence predictability, and stability. the proposed bill would be useful as it no longer draws distinctions between seasonal and non-seasonal employers, like terry farmers, allowing dairy farmers to hire workers and their workers could even be considered for legalization. a common misconception is that these seasonal guest workers are displacing domestic workers. in our office we not only facilitate the application paperwork for employers but in some cases we process their payroll. there is a direct correlation andween the hiring of h2a domestic employees. they applied and petition in new york for 224 h2a workers. the majority of these workers only work for eight weeks. these foreign workers created 50 y
. if the syrian rebels to apple the government in damascus, they will work in concert with iraq's minority population to further destabilize his government. theour final mth is that isericans already -- myth the americans have already left. >> we have hundreds of personnel there. there is an american presence in iraq. >> your personal reaction to general petraeus's situation when he had to leave the cia and hadley mcchrystal when he to leave his post. what was your personal reaction? >> i was surprised by both. , a man who preaches great virtue. talk a lot about the importance of character. it was not something i expected. i am not the only one among the people who knew him to have been deeply surprised and saddened by that. i spent a lot of time with them. to say that did i was surprised his public affairs officer would not such particular ground rules with the reporter and i was give aed that he did not good spanking. instead, the president accepted his offer of resignation. >> when he wrote his book, he never named michael hastings. was that a smart thing to do? she never really explain
of the areas? >> it is not based on a fiscal year -- you take apples, they come in, it is august, and they stay to pick, prune and packed -- they have to be gone by the end of may. >> in this bill, in your opinion, it addresses the problem? >> it fixes the problem because i think actually, mr. connor can speak to a better, the different types of -- >> mr. connor? >> it fixes the problem fundamentally by creating two different groups of the guestworker program. one would be the seasonal at will, which would be, i suppose, the most similar to the current h-2a program, but the other is a contract program where, again, you would have the ability to bring in year-round workers on a contract, as you noted, to perform those milking functions, feeding functions on the farm, those kind of things, as noted earlier, the cows don't stop producing milk. they produce 24/seven, every day of the year. >> that is the nice thing about cows, they are considerate in that regard. do you see this as a long-term fix, or something you have to tinker with every few years? >> no question, senator, we picture this as a l
this apple, and there will be things we learned in that five-year period. but this is critical for america. if this were a physical attack on the country, there would be no question that the federal government through its military would stand in the breach and protect the country. there are no less dangerous attacks conducted against infrastructure, banks, airlines, other things every single day we are table help protect the private sector from and this bill goes a long way toward doing that i urge my colleagues to support the rule and the underlying bill and i yield back. thank you for the time. the speaker pro tempore: the gentleman from florida. mr. hastings: thank you, mr. speaker. i'm privileged to yield five minutes to the distinguished gentleman from colorado, my colleague on the rules ommittee, mr. polis. the speaker pro tempore: the secret is recognized. mr. polis: where to -- the gentleman is recognized. mr. polis: where to begin. this is a critical issue for the country, getting the balance right between protecting american fra structure, our way of life, and yet this rule only
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